“What Can I Do?”

Published August 13, 2017 by Mark Rowden in Thought of Week

GROWING IN CHRIST

“What Can I Do?”

 2 Chronicles 26:4-5 “He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.  He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.” (NIV)

When you read about the kings of Israel, you see more failures than successes.  In this king’s life, you see that the simple reason for his success was he sought God.  As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success!

Christians often believe they are seeking God in all they do and many have commitments and activities to facilitate following God, but are they really seeking God?

What does seeking God look like?  A good measurement in showing how you are doing in following and seeking God is to ask these two questions: 1) Did I seek God in this area? and 2) Are my thoughts and actions in this area governed by God?

Christians often seek God with a quick prayer that expects no answer or direction while doing little to seek God’s will in the Word.  We must passionately seek and engage God in every area of our lives.

Psalm 106:13 states it well, “But they soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His counsel.”   Your God is not a once a week companion or even a daily companion, but the living God, Creator of the universe, who indwells you and seeks your continual and abiding companionship, relationship, and obedience.  When you seek God in all that you do, His hand will surely be upon you!

John 15:8 says, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”  (NIV)

Jeremiah 2:13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”  (NIV)

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